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Makom is hiring; come and work with us! Read on to learn about our community and our current openings.

Makom: Creative Downtown Judaism is an inclusive community fusing Jewish tradition and progressive values through spirituality, learning and culture. Makom inspires diverse participants to explore together how Judaism can meaningfully enrich our lives.

Makom Afterschool provides high-quality, pluralistic Jewish and Hebrew-language education in three neighbourhood public schools to students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 5. Children from the diversity of downtown Jewish families find their place in our warm and welcoming community.

In Makom ATID, Jewish pre-teens and teens discover the wisdom Judaism holds for their maturing minds and bodies in today’s world. Students in Grades 6-8 gather twice a week for nuanced, pluralistic Jewish learning; Hebrew conversation and literacy; and hanging out with their peers.

We are hiring for the following positions:

Development Coordinator

Position Overview

Part-time, permanent position (10 hours/week; flexibility to determine schedule)
Application Deadline: February 12, 2024
Start Date: February 26, 2024 (flexible)
Location: Downtown Toronto, ON, but work can largely be done remotely

Position Summary

The Development Coordinator will plan and execute Makom’s fundraising efforts. Reporting to the Rabbi, the successful candidate will significantly grow Makom’s fundraising revenue through membership donations, grants, and gifts from individuals and foundations.

Organization Overview

Makom: Creative Downtown Judaism is a diverse and inclusive community fusing Jewish tradition and progressive values through spirituality, learning and culture.  Makom’s programming includes Friday night and holiday services, Jewish meditation, adult education classes, cultural experiences, and family activities.  Makom Afterschool is a pluralistic, Hebrew-language and Jewish studies program for children in JK through Grade 5.  Makom ATID is an innovative approach to serious Jewish and Hebrew learning for students in grades 6-8.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Within two years, grow annual fundraising revenue significantly, from membership donations, grants, and gifts from individuals and foundations
  • Develop and implement fundraising strategy
  • Research public and private grant sources to identify potential sources of funding
  • Write grant applications and reports
  • Identify, cultivate, and steward relationships with individual donors and foundations
  • Schedule and attend in-person solicitations in collaboration with the Rabbi
  • Maintain up-to-date records of donors and development activities
  • Analyze and report on the success of each major fundraising initiative

Qualifications

  • One to two years’ fundraising/development experience
  • Passion for and knowledge of Jewish community, values, and traditions
  • Strong familiarity with Toronto’s Jewish community and institutions
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Successful track record in crafting effective and compelling solicitation and stewardship communications
  • Demonstrated ability to build long-term relationships with donors
  • Good understanding of development best practices
  • Familiarity with fundraising tools and technology including donor databases, email and online campaigns, and donor research tools
  • Excellent organization, planning, and time management skills
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office

Compensation

$12,000 – $15,000 per year, commensurate with experience (10 hours per week)

To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter by February 12, 2024 via email to admin@makomTO.org.

Hebrew and Jewish Studies Teacher

Openings Available:
Mon & Weds (Seaton Village)
Tues & Thurs (Kensington Market or Wychwood)
3-6pm

Location: Toronto, ON

We seek experienced, creative, and energetic teachers for Makom Afterschool.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach classes twice (or four times) per week to children in JK/SK, grades 1-2, or grades 3-5
  • Prepare lesson plans for 1½ hours per class
  • Supervise recess and snack time
  • Pick up students from their public-school classrooms
  • Create and maintain a positive, welcoming and inclusive class community
  • Teach Hebrew literacy and conversation following a set curriculum with space for individualized planning and approach
  • Teach Hebrew through play-based and experiential modes of education
  • Teach Jewish values, culture and traditions in a pluralistic and inclusive fashion
  • Attend monthly staff meetings (paid) to plan and for pedagogical support

Qualifications:

  • Hebrew and English fluency
  • Expertise in one or several of the following: Early Childhood Education, teaching Hebrew as a second language, experiential or informal Jewish Education, differentiated classrooms, and classroom management
  • Experience with classroom teaching, lesson planning, and pedagogy
  • Background in Jewish studies and tradition
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to children’s social and emotional development
  • Desire to grow and learn professionally
  • Passion for working with children
  • Reliable and responsible

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with experiential education methods
  • Familiarity with child development and ability to apply it to lesson planning and instruction
  • Training or experience in the Early Childhood setting
  • Experience with differentiated classrooms, teaching multiple ages at once

All Makom Afterschool staff are required to take CPR training and pass a police Vulnerable Sector check, both of which will be paid for by Makom.

Salary

$45/hour starting pay

To Apply

Please submit your current resume to rachelim@makomto.org. For more information, please visit our website: https://makomfamilies.org/makom-afterschool/

Teaching Assistant

Mon & Weds (Seaton Village)
Tues & Thurs (Kensington Market or Wychwood)
3-6pm

Location: Toronto, ON

We are looking for creative, energetic and reliable teaching assistants for Makom Afterschool

Responsibilities:

  • Assist twice (or four times) per week in a class of children in JK/SK, grades 1-2, or grades 3-5
  • Support and maintain a positive, welcoming and inclusive class community and assist the Lead Teacher with classroom management
  • Supervise recess and snack time
  • Pick up students from their public-school classrooms
  • Assist the Lead Teacher with teaching Hebrew literacy and conversation
  • Assist the Lead Teacher with teaching Jewish values, culture and traditions in a pluralistic and inclusive fashion
  • Assist the Lead Teacher with classroom set-up, clean-up and record keeping
  • Assist the Lead Teacher with parent/teacher communications
  • Attend monthly staff meetings (paid) to plan and for pedagogical support

Job Requirements:

  • Hebrew proficiency; fluency preferred
  • Background in Jewish studies and tradition
  • Experience with classroom teaching, camp counselling or youth work
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to children’s social and emotional development
  • Desire to grow and learn professionally
  • Passion for working with children
  • Reliability and responsibility

All Makom Afterschool staff are required to take CPR training and pass a police Vulnerable Sector check, both of which will be paid for by Makom.

Salary

$60/class starting pay

To Apply

Please submit your current resume to rachelim@makomto.org.

For more information, please visit our website: https://makomfamilies.org/makom-afterschool/

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